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Join H.W. Anderson

Search Consultant – Edinburgh

Hedge Fund & Commodity Trading


About us

We are offering an opportunity to join a rapidly expanding international executive search consultancy in our Edinburgh office.

Since 2014 HW Anderson have grown into a leading Transatlantic front office buy side search firm and a leading player across equities, commodities, quant trading and credit. We partner with the world’s preeminent hedge funds and merchant trading platforms to identify, assess and secure trading and analytics talent. H.W. Anderson’s unique environment combines the intellectual challenge and compensatory potential of top-tier management consulting with the dynamic, growth-oriented culture of a start-up.


What we look for

At H.W. Anderson your potential is limited only by your ambition. We advise leading businesses on the key strategic challenge of our time: identifying, securing and retaining the best talent in the market.

We’re looking for hardworking, intelligent, sociable and competitive problem solvers who are excited about delivering for our clients across the globe. Our hiring cycle runs from December to May and our hiring methodology reflects our culture. Those that are successful are rewarded with a market-leading training and development program that includes two weeks of intensive instruction in H.W. Anderson’s New York and Edinburgh offices and career development tailored to individual interests and aspirations.

Person specification

  • Are a graduate or recent graduate who can demonstrate strong work ethic and intellect;
  • Are a team player with a competitive edge;
  • Are a resilient, patient individual who has the mental strength to overcome failure;
  • Have a natural curiosity and desire to learn about financial markets;
  • Have a great sense of humor and strong social skills;
  • Have the maturity to deal with senior executives at leading investment firms;
  • Possess the organizational skills to manage your time effectively in order to multi-task across projects.


What to expect

The role of an executive search consultant is to identify exceptional talent that enables our client firms to build or maintain an edge over their competitors in the market. More often than not, our successful candidates have to be successfully extracted and incentivized to leave leading platforms.

A great search consultant develops the skills necessary to discern the difference between average and exceptional candidates and approaches each individual they engage with both empathy and an honest pragmatism that creates mutually beneficial scenarios for both clients and candidates alike. Developing these skills requires patience and effort.

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In our entry level consultant role you will be:

  • Work directly alongside our Vice President’s to deliver on a range of mandates across the globe;
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key individuals in the market;
  • Creatively map out teams and build out org charts across leading company;
  • Proactively “head-hunt” senior level executives to generate candidates for your clients;
  • Build subject matter expertise across our core buy side markets;
  • You will work closely with our International offices.

Contact us

We want to hear from talented graduates

If you are genuinely motivated to pursue a career in the challenging and rewarding career of executive search please get in touch.

We run an annual hiring cycle and will include all motivated graduates with a 3.5 GPA / 2:1 or stronger.

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